Defended an oilfield service company in a lawsuit alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of fiduciary duty and unfair competition, among other claims, which culminated in a three-week trial and a $0 jury verdict despite plaintiff's request for $200 million in damages.
Defended certain Credit Suisse-affiliated entities in a three-week trial in a dispute involving breach of contract, slander and fraud, among other alleged torts.
Drafted legislation governing the commercial relationships between manufacturers and dealers of heavy equipment and shepherded it through to passage in the Louisiana Legislature.
Defended multinational companies in global antitrust cartel investigations, and related civil class action lawsuits, in the airline and television industries.
Represented distiller and importer of spirits on U.S. legal matters, including protection of intellectual rights and issues before the Louisiana Office of Alcohol and Tobacco Control.
Represented affiliates of Lehman Brothers in adversary proceedings arising from the largest bankruptcy filing in U.S. history.
Professional & Civic Activities
Professional and Civic Activities
Mr. York is a member of the American, Federal, Louisiana, Texas and New Orleans Bar Associations. He serves of the Committee for the Unauthorized Practice of Law of the Louisiana State Bar Association. He is also Co-Chair of the New Orleans Museum of Art's Young Fellows and a member of the Board of Directors of the NOLA Project theater company. Mr. York has provided pro bono counseling to the Human Rights Watch, including the monitoring of the International Criminal Court in the Hague and advising on constitutional developments in the Republic of the Sudan.
Honors & Awards
Honors & Awards
Mr. York has been recognized as a "Rising Star" by Louisiana Super Lawyers and was named a "Top Lawyer" by New Orleans magazine.
- Thirty-Three Lawyers Named 2016 Louisiana Super Lawyers and Rising Stars; Wayne Lee Featured on the Cover12.24.2015
News & Events
Contributing Author, "Antitrust and International Commerce," Antitrust Law Developments, American Bar Association, 7th Ed., 2012.
Contributing Author, 2008 Annual Review of Antitrust Law Developments, American Bar Association, 2009.
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
- U.S. District Courts, Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of Louisiana
- U.S. District Courts, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2005
- Articles Editor, Cardozo Law Review
Columbia University, B.A., magna cum laude, 1999